Canine atopic dermatitis is very prevalent in the Jack Russell Terrier. This horrible skin condition causes the skin to become very swollen, itchy and red. The itchy skin triggers continuous scratching and continuous itching. The itchy Jack Russell Terrier will weigh the toes and scrape the stomach, groin, and armpit. Ear problems are typical too.
To know how natural remedy can be useful and effective, it's very important that you understand a little bit about the anatomy of the skin and what goes wrong in canine atopic dermatitis. From the itchy Jack Russell Terrier with atopy, there's a lack of the skin barrier. Your skin cells are bound together with cream.
This outer barrier of skin tissues and creamed is somewhat like a brick wall with bricks bound together with mortar. In dogs with atopy, the creamed is deficient in a protein known as sphingosine, therefore, the "mortar" is crumbling. This imperfect skin barrier is leaky. Water leaks in the skin which makes it rather dry.
Allergens have the ability to cross the skin barrier activating the immune system and resulting in a horrible itchy rash. Products which wash off the damaged skin barrier is likely to make the issue worse. Shampoo with additives and surfactants must be prevented. Products which are acidic or drying will probably dry and damage the skin further.
Products such as tea tree oil are generally marketed as natural therapy remedies for itchy skin. Placing an acidic product such as tea tree oil onto a puppy with atopic dermatitis is similar to putting gas on the flame.